DirectX Setup Help!

This is a discussion on DirectX Setup Help! within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I am having a hell of the time compiling with my Borland compiler (ver. 5.5) and I think I need ...

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    DirectX Setup Help!

    I am having a hell of the time compiling with my Borland compiler (ver. 5.5) and I think I need help. I installed the DirectX 6.1 SDK, and now I want to compile some demo's from the book that I have. The book is called, "Tricks Of The Window's Game Programming Guru's". It is an excellent book but I can't find much info on actually setting up Borland with DirectX and making it work. I know how to compile and have compiled many programs before, but now im getting into graphics, and it seems I need help with the set up. So if anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. May be step by step instructions? Please help, im going crazy! Thanks
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    try gamedev.net because I'm sure they have a lot of tutorials on how to setup DirectX. plus they have a forum for those sort of questions where your answers can be answered quickly. I would help you more, but I don't know the answer, sorry.

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    From experience I've found that Borland isn't the most compatible compiler with DirectX. Though possible, you need some special headers and stuff. I switched to VC++ after fighting with Borland for a long time .
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    I've never used Borland with DX but I'd imagine it just requires making sure that your link and header paths include the SDK's link and header directories, then making sure that you link to the proper libs and include the proper headers. If that doesn't work, maybe hit google up for some info.

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    If I can compile DX programs using mingw you can do it with Borland. You are most likely linking everything incorrectly. Look through the docs.

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    Problem Fixed! Yaaaa!!!

    Thanks for the help, but I have corrected my problem. I was not manually including the DDRAW.LIB file like I was told to do. I thought you could just put the directx LIB files in the compilers LIB files. I guess I was wrong. Anyways, live and learn. Thanks!
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